Tag Archives: fishing technique

Using Rubber Bands for Rigging Coppers and Spoon Rods

Using rubber bands for rigging comes in handy on our charters. More specifically, we use them for lite line spooning as well as some of our copper set-ups. In this post, we will discuss how we effectively use them! We are advocates of using lite lines for our rigger rods when running spoons for both…

Controlling The Drag With Rod Bend

Controlling the drag with rod bend is an often overlooked fish fighting skill. It is a simple technique that once mastered puts the smack down on hard fighting fish. It comes in handy when fighting Lake Ontario brown trout on light tackle. Its almost paramount to use battling surging king salmon. Mechanics of Rod Bend […]

When to Set The Hook When Trolling

When to set the hook comes up on almost everyone of our Lake Ontario charters here in Oswego,New York. As part of our routine, we try to give our clients a preview of what to expect when we get bites. Inevitably, when the action starts, previous instruction most often, goes right out the window! On…

Water Fleas On Lake Ontario and How to Combat Them

Water fleas on Lake Ontario came back with a vengeance this past season around mid July of 2018. Up until then, we were absolutely crushing the king salmon on light line with spoons. Not anymore!!!! Immediately, we tried switching over to the tactics that had served us so well in past years. Several years back,…

Lite Line Fishing On Lake Ontario, Oswego,New York

We believe in lite line fishing using the the lightest line possible to get the job done. In this post, we will discuss some of the basic set ups that we use on our charter boat the “Ace“! Seasonal Differences The beginning of our Lake Ontario Charter fishing season finds us using the lightest lb […]